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Knight News Challenge 2013

Our coverage of the rounds of the 2013 Knight News Challenge, in which journalism innovators seek funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Joshua Benton    Jan. 17, 2013
The common thread through several of the eight winners: turning underpowered phones into information engines.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 17, 2013
Money from the Knight News Challenge will be used to grow Wikipedia Zero, a project that makes the site more accessible on feature phones.
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Caroline O'Donovan    Jan. 18, 2013
There might not by Internet access out in the fields, but WeFarm hopes that SMS and a human network built on translation and information sharing can let farmers get more out of their land.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 18, 2013
The Knight News Challenge winner will experiment with using cheap tools and existing networks to produce radio programming through mobile devices.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 22, 2013
The InformaCam app, which uses metadata to help authenticate videos and photos, is being developed with funding from the Knight News Challenge.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 24, 2013
Activists, journalists, and others could use the mobile tool kit to share information on SIM cards the way files are shared on thumb drives.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 28, 2013
The Knight News Challenge winner creates mobile surveys to help communities increase input from residents on important issues.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 28, 2013
Design studio TKOH will use its Knight News Challenge award to complete a prototype and run pilot testing.
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Joshua Benton    June 24, 2013
But the bigger news is that the News Challenge “may be finished” as Knight looks for better ways to identify fundable innovation ideas in journalism, media, and communities.